Anu Radhakrishnan

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BACKGROUND Connexins have their traditional function as part of gap junction (GJ) structures, but have recently been shown to have GJ-independent roles. Although GJs and their connexin subunits are thought to be down-regulated in cancer, depending on the connexin examined, many times the expression level is preserved or even increased. This is further(More)
The HER2 oncogene shows expression or amplification, or both, in approximately 15% to 20% of breast cancers and has been associated with poor prognosis and a response to trastuzumab therapy. HER2 gene status determines the eligibility of breast cancer patients for trastuzumab therapy and a large fraction (41-56%) of these patients respond to targeted(More)
Lipoxygenases (LOX) and cyclooxygenases (COX) are key mediators of arachidonic acid metabolism. Recently, studies have reported that human breast carcinomas aberrantly express LOX and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and that decreased levels of 15-lipoxygenase (15-LOX) and raised levels of COX-2 and 12-LOX have prognostic value in patients with breast cancer.(More)
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